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How long will it take for my eyebrows to grow back after chemo?

How long will it take for my eyebrows to grow back after chemo?

Variable: Eyebrows are frequently the last to go with hair damaging chemo. Re-growth is the rule although frequently not as thick as the originals. Your body has to rid itself of the chemo which can take several weeks and then the brows, eyelashes and head hair have a chance at recovery. Be patient but it may take up to six months to know where you will be. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long after stopping chemo do your eyebrows and eyelashes start to grow back?

Can you tell me how long after stopping chemo do your eyebrows and eyelashes start to grow back?

2months: Two months is a typical timing for the brows and lashes to start growing again. Sometimes a little longer. A few unfortunately never grow back. ...Read more

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Will nothing help my eyebrows grow back after chemotherapy?

No such medication: Hair do grow back after chemo has been completed but the growth is slowest in Eye brows. Be patient and get some help from American cancer Society for the time being. They can help you with good make up to cover up the problem for a few months. Then I expect the hair will slowly grow back. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for your hair to grow back after chemo?

How long is it supposed to it take for your hair to grow back after chemo?

Within few months: After the last course of the chemo, hair buds start growing but may take few months to fully appear. ...Read more

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How long will it take hair to grow back after chemotherapy?

How long will it take hair to grow back after chemotherapy?

It varies: For most people it can take a couple of months. For complete recovery to a normal head of hair it could take as long a 6 months. Some chemotherapy drugs don't cause hair loss and some only cause thinning.
Some patients worry when hair starts to grow during treatment. This is not a sign that the treatments have stopped working, but the hair root recovering from damage. ...Read more

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What is the best rogaine (minoxidil) to use to get my eyebrows to grow back quickly? How long is a eyebrow regrowth cycle? How long will it take rogine to work?

What is the best rogaine (minoxidil) to use to get my eyebrows to grow back quickly? How long is a eyebrow regrowth cycle? How long will it take rogine to work?

Latisse (bimatoprost): The medication bimatoprost — marketed under the brand name Latisse — is approved by the food and drug administration (fda) to treat inadequate eyelashes (hypotrichosis). Eyelash growth was an unexpected side effect of lumigan, which led to the creation and marketing of latisse. Latisse also works very well on eyebrows. ...Read more

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How long will it take for an eyebrow to grow back?

How long will it take for an eyebrow to grow back?

Brow hair comeback: Eyebrows like hair on head can be affected by many things. Why did the hair initially fall out in first place? Drugs can be stopped but variable time to clear from system. Simply shaved about 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take for half a shaved eyebrow to grow back?

How long will it take for half a shaved eyebrow to grow back?

Depends on your norm: Al eyebrow hair growth cycle and your rate of hair turnover. So, if your eyebrow hair growth is normal, you can expect to see it grow back in a week or two. If your hair is slow growing it may take 3 weeks. So go with YOUR norm, and it should be no problem. Overall, facial hair tends to grow back the fastest. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your eyebrows to grow back entirely after waxing?

How long does it take for your eyebrows to grow back entirely after waxing?

Eyebrow growth: An eyebrow hair of an adult grows at a rate of approximately 0.16mm per day. If plucked, it will take the follicle about 56 days to replace the fiber. Shaved hairs will grow out (with blunt ends) at the first rate: 0.16mm per day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your eyebrows to grow back entirely after you shave them and head?

How long does it take for your eyebrows to grow back entirely after you shave them and head?

Days to weeks: The eyebrows grow pretty quickly like other hair follicles. However there have been case reports of the eyebrows never growing back after shaving. I would advise you not to do that again. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a habit of pulling out my eyebrow hairs and have a small patch where there's no hair on each side. How long will it take to grow back?

Could be permanent: Unfortunately if the follicle has been permanently destroyed. An off label option could be trying restasis which can restart the growth phase of the hair follicle. I have tried this in my chemotherapy patients and have seen some benefit but there are no studies to support it. ...Read more

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Why do my eyebrows fall out and not grow back? Or grow really slow. They used to grow back fast now they take a long time is something wrong?

Why do my eyebrows fall out and not grow back? Or grow really slow. They used to grow back fast now they take a long time is something wrong?

Need more info: It would help to be able to see you, take a detailed history, physical examination, and may be lab tests to assess the condition. Thyroid deficiency can cause abnormal hair growth. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long do eyelashes and eyebrows take to grow back?

4-6 weeks: Lashes will usually take about 4-6 weeks to grow back fully after they are pulled out, presuming no injury to the hair follicle. Not sure about the eyebrows, but probably about the same. ...Read more

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How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

How long will it take for hair to grow back after receiving radiation therapy on the head?

Yes.: Radiation or chemotherapy drugs are toxic to cells that are rapidly dividing. This means they specifically target cancer cells, but they also kill healthy cells that grow quickly. This includes hair cells (causing baldness/alopecia) and stomach cells (causing nausea or mucositis). Once the chemo or radiation is stopped, the side effects go away and hair should grow back. ...Read more

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I have fever in back of my head and a strong headache, sometimes becomes strong that I can't even stand. Ps. I took my last chemotherapy 3 wks. Ago.

I have fever in back of my head and a strong headache, sometimes becomes strong that I can't even stand. Ps. I took my last chemotherapy 3 wks. Ago.

Serious symptoms: Speak with your oncologist and seek medical care. Serious symptoms including fever, headache, weakness need specialized and immediate care in patients receiving chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?

Hair on top of my head was plucked during haircut, leaving bald/thin spot. How long and what should I do to take care of my hair for it to grow back?

It will grow back: All by itself. Hair which is pulled out by the root will eventually grow back. In fact, there are many invisible hair follicles immediately adjacent to the pulled out hair which may start growing even before the pulled hair grows back. You should return to normal in a few weeks without doing anything special. Find another barber, tho'! ...Read more

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Eye lash lost once in a while. Age 59 no thyroid for many years been taking meds for 20+ years. Will they grow back if so how long does it take?

Eye lash lost once in a while. Age 59 no thyroid for many years been taking meds for 20+ years. Will they grow back if so how long does it take?

Likely: Losing eye lashes is normal and a part of aging. Usually 3-6 months is typical for eye lash regrowth. Make sure you don't have a nervous picking issues with your eye lashes. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with stage 1 pancreatic cancer in the head of the pancreas, I don't want surgery or chemotherapy how long will I live?

Untreated, 1-2 years: Pancreatic cancer can only be staged after surgery- information provided by a pathologist is necessary to assign a stage. If you have what appears to be early stage pancreatic cancer it would be foolish not to seek treatment since surgery can cure up to 40% of cases, and while big surgery, the risk is low (around 1%). Depending on pathology findings postop chemotherapy may provide added benefit. ...Read more

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Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?

Can a benign Nevus grow back if excisional biopsy did not 100% remove it although it was removed completely to the naked eye? How long would it take?

Regrowth of nevus: An incompletely excise nevus can, and most likely it will grow back...The timing is very unpredictable. It may be months or even years.... ...Read more

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Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?

Do people typically loose their head hair when treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or both. How long is hair loss for?

Chemotherapy: Yes. However, you have previously stated that your tumor was not cancerous. Why would you need this kind of treatment. Chemo and XRT target cells with high replication and turnover such as malignant cells as well as hair. Once treatment is discontinued and body has recovered, there is regrowth of the hair but may be reduced in density and quality. ...Read more

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Are polyps the same as colon cancer? After the doctor takes them out, does a person need chemo or radiation? Can they grow back?

Are polyps the same as colon cancer? After the doctor takes them out, does a person need chemo or radiation? Can they grow back?

The: The majority of polyps are not cancer. They are benign. Many are completely harmless. Others can grow into bigger polyps, which are called adenomatous polyps. Colonoscopy will remove all polyps. If not removed, these bigger polyps have the potential to develop into cancer. Your doctor would have discussed that with you if cancer were found during your colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Hello? My Eyebrows were shaved half off by my sister... and it is so embarrasing at school, I cry when ever I see my self in the mirror, how long will it take to grow them back and where or what can I do/get to speed up that process?

Hello? My Eyebrows were shaved half off by my sister... and it is so embarrasing at school, I cry when ever I see my self in the mirror, how long will it take to grow them back and where or what can I do/get to speed up that process?

Varies, try evenness: If by "half off" you mean that half of each eyebrow is completely missing, I recommend cutting off each eyebrow entirely, so that both grow in evenly. It will be much less noticeable than a half-eyebrow filling in gradually. As far as speeding up the process, there is nothing likely to help significantly. I would expect it to be much less noticeable in a few weeks, long before fully grown. ...Read more

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How long until I see my eyebrows grow back from shaving them?

How long until I see my eyebrows grow back from shaving them?

Eyebrow growth: An eyebrow hair of an adult grows at a rate of approximately 0.16mm per day. If plucked, it will take the follicle about 56 days to replace the fiber. Shaved hairs will grow out (with blunt ends) at the first rate: 0.16mm per day. ...Read more

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It's been a month since I plucked my eyebrow for the first time and it still hasn't started growing. How long till it starts to grow back? Answer me!?

It's been a month since I plucked my eyebrow for the first time and it still hasn't started growing. How long till it starts to grow back? Answer me!?

Depend How much you: It depends how frequent and extensive plucking was done.
Because it take out the hair follicle when you pluck it. If you do it occasionally, usually should grow with 2 -3 weeks. It may take a much longer (months) time to grow back if it was done very frequent and too much.
try to rub some baby oil in to your eyebrows after shower it may help for early growth of hairs in this area. ...Read more

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Does eyebrow hair grow back? How long?

Does eyebrow hair grow back? How long?

Usually: Same as hair on head. Everyone has different phases or time in which their hair grows. ...Read more

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Went through 3 months of chemo, then 14 treatments whole brain radiation. Eyebrows began falling out, begin growing, fall out again. Will this stop?

Went through 3 months of chemo, then 14 treatments whole brain radiation. Eyebrows began falling out, begin growing, fall out again. Will this stop?

Yes: You are experiencing hair loss from both treatment modalities. You should see the eyebrows start growing again about 6 weeks post the radiation treatment. ...Read more